Soy, artificial colors, high fructose corn syrup, TBHQ (it's in crackers now - ugh!)... the list gets long, but what people really want is to hear what they CAN eat. Especially if it's something they don't always have to make themselves!
So I thought it might be nice if I shared a few easy, positive food ideas with you.
First, Pure Natural Bars. To my complete surprise, these are not only delicious but contain absolutely nothing that isn't good for you! You can buy them off Amazon if your local store doesn't have them. They are individually wrapped, won't melt in the heat, come in a variety of flavors and are perfect travel food. I ate the whole box I had already, but intend to get another and stash them in the car for road trips and unexpected delays. If you're frustrated over all the junk contaminating granola bars and crackers these days, these are a great solution!
Next up is a great tutorial from Smitten Kitchen on Homemade PopTarts! If, like me, you were forced to give up PopTarts because you could taste the chemical soup they made it out of, you can now rejoice! Deb at SK has laid out a great tutorial, allowing you to stuff your homemade poptarts with your favorite fillings. They cook up in 15 min, freeze well, and can be customized to fit your diet - low sugar, whole wheat, gluten free - whatever you like! Plus, if you're in a hurry you can buy ready-made pie crust and whip these off in no time. Watching your portion sizes? Make mini-tarts! :0)
This last solution isn't a food, but it will save you plenty of money! Make your own foaming hand soap using Castile soap, glycerin and essential oils. Adrienne over at Whole.New.Mom has a collection of great make-your-own recipes for household items that are worth checking out.
Hopefully, these hints and tips make up at least a little for all the things I've discouraged people from eating! Enjoy!